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Adrenaline Shoc Joins Chase Elliott As 2-Race Primary Sponsor

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Chase Elliott has added Adrenaline Shoc sponsorship for his championship-defending NASCAR Cup Series effort in 2021, Hendrick Motorsports announced Jan. 12. Adrenaline Shoc, in addition to being an associate sponsor, will be a primary for two races in 2021 on the No. 9 in the events at Atlanta Motor Speedway in July and Talladega Superspeedway …

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Ryan Newman Adds Kohler Sponsorship

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Ryan Newman has added Kohler Generators sponsorship for 2021, Roush Fenway Racing announced Jan. 12. Kohler will sponsor the No. 6 in eight races in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the season-opening Daytona 500. After Daytona International Speedway, Kohler will adorn the No. 6 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Road America, …

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Hailie Deegan Ordered to Undergo Sensitivity Training

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NASCAR will require Hailie Deegan to undergo sensitivity training before the 2021 season, it announced Jan. 11. The news comes after Deegan was shown to have used a derogatory term referencing those with intellectual disabilities on a Twitch stream over the weekend. Deegan apologized for using the term on Jan. 10 in a tweet. “Earlier …

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Stefan Parsons Running Part-Time Xfinity Schedule With BJMM

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Stefan Parsons is back with BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 11. Parsons will drive a part-time season in the team’s No. 99. Though a specific schedule has not been announced, Parsons’ season will begin with the third race of 2021 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sokal Media Group …

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ARCA Announces 2021 Sioux Chief Showdown Schedule

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For the second season in a row, the ARCA Menards Series will contest the Sioux Chief Showdown, a 10-race championship-within-a-championship featuring drivers from the ARCA Menards Series West and East in addition to drivers from the main series. The schedule, announced Jan. 11, kicks off May 22 at Toledo Speedway. Its final event will be …

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Santino Ferrucci Moving to NASCAR, Plans Part-Time Xfinity Run

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Santino Ferrucci is moving to NASCAR. The now-former NTT IndyCar Series will race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a part-time schedule in 2021, he announced Jan. 8. Ferrucci will drive for Sam Hunt Racing, which fields the No. 26. “I’m incredibly proud to join Sam Hunt racing and TRD,” Ferrucci said in a release. …

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Jake Griffin Running 2 Truck Dirt Races for Reaume

Josh Reaume

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Jake Griffin will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in two races for Reaume Brothers Racing in 2021, the team announced Jan. 8. Griffin will drive the series’ pair of dirt races at Bristol Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway. The number Griffin will pilot was not announced; in 2020, RBR fielded the Nos. …

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Raphael Lessard Now Racing Full Time for GMS in Trucks

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After initially being announced for a part-time run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2021, Raphael Lessard has altered his schedule to a full-time season with GMS Racing, the team announced Jan. 7. Lessard will drive the No. 24 for the full 2021 season. “We are excited to have Raphael join us for …

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